Birth and Noble Roots
Baba Auliya was born in 1898 in the town of Khorja, District Buland Shehr, Uttar
Pardesh, India. Muhammad Azeem was the name given to him by his parents.
He had a taste for poetry and wrote using the pen name of Burkhiya. His
family lineage goes back to Hazrat Imam Hassan Askari.
Education and Spiritual Training
his primary education from the local school of the town, matriculated from the
city of Buland Shehr and was admitted to the Muslim University, Aligarh for
intermediate. Allah the Almighty makes proper arrangements for the training of
the selected. Qalandar Baba Auliya was no exception. During his stay in Aligarh
an inclination towards sainthood developed in him and he start spending most of
his time in the shrine of Maulana Kabli situated in the cemetery. He
used to go there early in the morning and would come back late in the evening.
part of his training (lasting nine years) was spent under the vigilant guidance
of his maternal grandfather Baba Tajuddin Nagpuri who was a saint. After
the partition of the subcontinent he moved to Karachi. He chose journalism as a
career and was appointed the sub-editor of the Daily Urdu Dawn.
In 1956 when
Qutab-e-Arshad hazrat Abu'al Qalandar Ali Suharwardi (Hazrat Jee) visited
Karachi, Qalandar Baba Auliya requested him to accept him as one of his
disciples. Hazrat Abu'al Faiz Qalandar Ali Suharwardi completed the course of teachings of
Qutab-e-Arshad in three weeks and declared him as his Khalifa
spiritual education was imparted to him by the holy soul of the blessed
Shaikh Najamuddin Kubra (D: 1189CE). This enabled him to rise to the point
where he received the highest form of the Secret Knowledge (Ilm-e-Ludduni)
directly from the Holy Prophet. He was accorded the opportunity of appearing
before the Lord Creator, Allah the Almighty Himself, Who then taught him
knowledge of His mysteries and secrets.
He passed away on 27 January
1979 in Karachi, Pakistan.
Silsila-e-Azeemia inherited the following three books to spread the teachings of
Qalandar Baba Auliya:
Baba Auliya - a valued collection of enlightening mystic verses.
Loh-o-Qalam - (The Pen and the Scripturum) - a treasure of divine
knowledge of mysteries and secrets.
Tazkira-e-Tajuddin Baba - an authentic work of metaphysical sciences and
scientific interpretations of divine and wondrous work performed by spiritual
The essence of the teachings of Qalandar Baba Auliya is that man
has not been created solely to pursue a livelihood in order to earn bread, to
eat and clothe himself. The first and foremost purpose of his creation is that
he should recognise his Own Self and have an intimate relationship with his